Bob & Dawn Sweigart co-founded For Mercy's Sake in 2001 with a cry for the Bride to walk in greater mercy, holiness, and power. While the ministry of For Mercy's Sake extends across this country, Bob & Dawn are especially knit to the nation of Romania. They are laboring to see this cry to the Bride answered through providing relief amongst the orphaned, the poor, and the outcast. The heart of God is demonstrated over and over, from Genesis to Revelation, and as we follow Him we MUST visit the orphans and widows, share our bread with the hungry, house the outcast, clothe the naked...and love mercy.
Upon arriving home to the U.S., Dawn and her husband Bob met with their board. It was immediately decided that all efforts should be directed towards relieving the suffering of the orphaned and abandoned in Romania. Within a year, a partnership with Hershey Medical Center was formed and since 2003, For Mercy’s Sake has been bringing in excess medical supplies from wealthy American hospitals to be used for those in Romania who have nothing.
Since 2003 the ministry has expanded to reach beyond Timisoara to nearby and remote villages, helping both the young and the old. And just as the territory has expanded, so has the provision from For Mercy’s Sake. We now bring educational materials, food, warm clothing, reading glasses, and vitamins, in addition to the medical supplies for hospitals and clinics. We partner with local schools and churches in each outreach site in order to best access the neediest children and families. For Mercy’s Sake hosts day-long health clinics, providing free check-ups and medical care in villages across the country. Through the generosity of individuals, churches, and business, we have been reaching out, along with medical and dental professionals who have volunteered their time and skills.